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Hastings, New York

Hastings is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,803.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 119.2 km² (46.0 mi²). 118.5 km² (45.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.54% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 8,803 people, 3,374 households, and 2,365 families residing in the town. The population density is 74.3/km² (192.3/mi²). There are 3,635 housing units at an average density of 30.7/km² (79.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.75% White, 0.32% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,374 households out of which 35.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% are non-families. 23.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,085, and the median income for a family is $46,722. Males have a median income of $35,380 versus $24,958 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,931. 10.0% of the population and 6.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.2% are under the age of 18 and 7.0% are 65 or older.

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